Vengeful lust

The Australian’s editorial (“Snowden’s best option is home”, 4/7) gravely prejudges the case of ¬†Edward Snowden, by focusing on trivial purported failures in his escape plan instead of the greatly more significant substance of his allegations. It blithely approves of the flouting of international law by the commandeering of a presidential aircraft, and disingenuously claims that Snowden is “assured of a fair trial” in the U.S., where he is charged with “serious espionage” for what is clearly whistleblowing. This suggests a view that the prospect of the U.S. being denied its vengeful lust to shoot the messenger is of more concern than its monstrous global surveillance program.

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